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My Faith-Based Bucket List

The bucket list has become a popular conversation for discussing things people want to do. That is before they leave this earth to meet Jesus, essentially kick-the-bucket! Have you ever made a bucket list? Let’s try to do the right thing here and come up with a list that should be on everyone’s “bucket list.”

  • Say the sinners pray and mean it: This is the most essential item on the list. Otherwise, the consequences will be disastrous for eternity, a life separated from God.  Having faith in and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ allows us to have a proper relationship with our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father loves us and desires that all his children return to live with him again.

  • Tell everyone that you love – that you love them: Somedays go slow, and you think you will have all the time in the world. Don’t take time for granted. Make sure you tell family and friends that you love them. You may not get another chance.
  • Read through the whole Bible: This can seem like a daunting task, but it is worth it. Find a plan and follow it; you will be happy that you did.
  • Volunteer in your community: People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care. Volunteering is a way to connect with others, show your love and concern, and ultimately share your faith.
  • Win someone to Jesus: Leading others to Christ is a special privilege. You can use the Roman’s Road approach, but telling my own story works best for me. It’s authentic, and no one can dispute your personal experience.
  • Find your spiritual gift and use it: Each gift is a divine enablement to achieve a specific task for the kingdom of God. If you don’t use your talents, then the body of Christ is in lack.
  • Wash someone’s feet: This ceremony is a custom to imitate the humility and selfless love of Jesus, who washed the disciples’ feet at the last supper.
  • Ensure everyone in your circle is saved: Be the witness and the testimony in your circle of influence. They may never read the Bible or enter a church – so let them see Jesus through your life and actions.
  • Go to Israel: It was always my dream to go to Israel and see where the stories in the Bible took place. For my 50th birthday, I was blessed and got to visit the Holy Land. It not only was a spiritual journey, but it made the Bible come alive.
  • Attend a church service in every state: This bucket list item combines my love for travel and the body of Christ. The truth is that churches worship in their own unique way, and I imagine that is how heaven will be, with diverse people from different places worshiping our Lord together. It will be like getting a heavenly head-start.

The only item left on my bucket list is attending a church service in every state. So far, I have attended church in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia; I have a long way to go. I’m looking forward to the journey in trying to accomplish this task. A faith-based bucket list is a list of goals for us to accomplish during this time that we sojourn on this earth. The result of completing your bucket list is living a life with no regrets, leaving it all on the playing field, so to speak.

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